Peer to Peer Support Small Grants Fund

Peer to Peer Support Small Grants Fund

Peer support is social and/or emotional support (frequently coupled with practical support) provided by people who have disabilities/mental health issues to others who have similar conditions or experiences. The goal is to bring about a desired social or personal change.

Reference number: SCHG00070

Deadline date: 25/04/2012

This deadline is for… Applications for small grants

Contract value: £0 – £80,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Staffordshire CC

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Staffordshire County Council Staffordshire Procurement

 

Description of the contract

Peer support is social and/or emotional support (frequently coupled with practical support) provided by people who have disabilities/mental health issues to others who have similar conditions or experiences. The goal is to bring about a desired social or personal change. Peer support can be provided via one-to-one connections, networks and self-help groups. A ‘peer’ is someone that has “been there, done that” and can relate to others who are now in a similar situation. Staffordshire County Council is seeking applications for funding for small scale, innovative approaches focused specifically on Peer to Peer Support. The Grants are aimed at voluntary and community groups and user-led organisations and to support specific service user groups such as learning disability, people with physical/sensory disabilities, mental health issues, or older people. Applications can be made up to £2K or up to £5K. It is envisaged that the Appraisal Panel will meet in early May 2012, therefore decisions will be communicated to applicants by Mid May 2012. Applications must be submitted by 12 noon April 25th 2012 to commissioning.team@staffordshire.gov.uk

 

Documents

 

Classification of the contract

85000000 Health and social work services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – 25

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 31/05/2012 – 31/03/2013

 

Who to contact

Contact name Clare Leigh

Address Joint Commissioning Unit, Wedgwood Building, Tipping Street, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 2DH

Telephone 01785 854056

Extension number:

Fax

Email clare.leigh@staffordshire.gov.uk

Web address

 

How to apply

To express an interest and request funding application pack, please email commissioning.team @staffordshire.gov.uk and quote ‘Peer to Peer Small Grant Funding’ and Ref: SCHG00070 together with your name, organisation and contact details.